NEWS: Half Happy share video for epic new single ‘Say This Twice’

Half Happy released their brand new single, Say This Twice this week and we are in love with one of their finest moments yet. With the awesome kick of drums and twanging distorted guitars opening the way for Rose’s spoken word that vividly sets the scene of a tale of a relationship that might be falling apart. This speaking/sung dynamic harks back to their previous single, ‘Runaway Girl’ yet depicts this exciting band quickly evolving their shimmery indie pop into new realms.

Rose starts by dishing out honest advice to a friend, which spins into a open armed chorus. It’s a tale of love turned old. A different take on that relationship song that says all the things we all want our friend to hear. It’s a pre-break up song.

Frontwoman Rosalie Miller has said of the track, “You know when you are a sounding board for a friend’s relationship and sometimes it’s just not the right time for your brutal honesty. Say This Twice is like the truth you wish you could tell them, it’s a ‘I want to shake you’ kind of song. It’s not about the big things either, it’s about everyday happiness or lack of.”

Half Happy have also released a music video which finds the band performing sunken into a sunflower field. Rose will literally run, drive and groove throughout to deliver these truths to her audience.

Half Happy release ‘Say This Twice’ following on from the success of their single ‘Boozy’ – named One Track Find by BBC Introducing’s Adam Walton programme and ‘Runaway Girl’ which landed them a place on Spotify’s Hot New Bands.

The band cemented their friendship in university over mutual obsessions with Tame Impala, Foals and Radiohead, and followed bands such as Superfood and Wolf Alice from the start. The four-piece certainly aren’t afraid to follow their musical instincts and seem to eb and flow through the genres whilst maintaining a signature sound. They sold out their debut show and headline slot in Clwb Ifor Bach, have supported post-punk band English Teacher in a sold out London Showcase at Omeara and have played the Settlers Field at Green Man Festival.

One of our tips for the year, Half Happy have also just been awarded the 2023 Triskel Award at the Welsh Music Prize, performing on their biggest stage to date. This award is given to the brightest, new, emerging artists of the year.

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